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LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET,
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BRONCHITIS, ASTHMA, CHRONIC COUGH, AND VARIOUS
OTHER DISEASES OF THE CHEST,
SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY
ALFRED BEAUMONT MADDOCK, M.D.
ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS CASES.
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MORNING POST.-“We have perused the Doctor's treatise with considerable attention and much interest, and we can recommend it to the study of the profession, and to the attention of the community at large.”—Aug. 10th, 1844.
LONDON LITERARY GAZETTE.-“We have deemed it our duty to notice and second the endeavours of the author in extending and making known his mode of treatment; for it is impossible not to believe that it is particularly applicable in these complaints.”— April 26th, 1845.
MORNING HERALD.-“We recommend its perusal in the first place to the afflicted, who will probably derive from it some well-grounded hope of restoration to health; and, in the second place, to the student and matter-of-factist, who will collect some information from its pages which may be useful to the practitioner, or gratifying to the philosopher.” – Oct. 18th, 1844.
CRITIC.—“Dr. Maddock’s treatment is founded on a rational theory, and the practical results of it are most gratifying.”- Feb. 15th, 1844.
LITERARY JOURNAL.-" That inhalation is beneficial and curative must be admitted by all practitioners who have courage and honesty. That it has softened and soothed the path to the grave in those who were rendered incurable by neglect—that in incipient consumption it has restored health and saved lifeare facts which no pathologist will deny.
We have received great information from this work-information which we assure our readers is of the first moment to the whole. human family; and we should be neglecting our duty if we did not urge upon all classes, unprofessional and professional, to peruse it.” -Aug. 10th, 1844.
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ATLAS.-" Though the inhaling of warm vapours has long been recommended, it has rarely been employed, and never till lately been reduced to what may be termed scientific practice. Of all men the professors of the medical art are the most determined opponents of every innovation. They regard every new discovery with as much alarm as the orthodox in theology look upon heresy or schism. He must, indeed, be a bold man who propounds a new theory in medicine, or a new mode of treatment in the curative process. If he cannot quote Hippocrates in support of his principles, or if Celsus is silent on the subject, his views are disregarded, and probably his motives are impugned. Indeed, though the most indubitable proofs of the efficacy of a treatment differing somewhat from the prescribed formula of ordinary practice can be given, the great majority of the profession will rather doubt the testimony of their senses than deviate an inch from the antiquated customs of their great-grandfathers. We strongly advise the public to consult the work, for to every unbiassed reader the proofs Dr. Maddock adduces in favour of his practice must appear convincing.”—March 1st, 1845.
WEEKLY DISPATCH. _“We trust that the work will call the attention of the profession to the important subject of inhalation, which has been so unaccountably neglected.
Dr. Maddock has treated this class of disease with circumspection, and has produced a book of great value.”—Oct. 6tn, 1844.
WEEKLY CHRONICLE.—“ Dr. Maddock makes out a most decided and satisfactory case in favour of his mode of treatment.”—July 14th, 1844.
SUSSEX ADVERTISER.-" The volume before us seems to be written under a sincere conviction of the truth of the principles it asserts, and with an earnest desire for the mitigation of the evils of which it treats. Fully participating in so humane a motive, we gladly lend our columns in order to attract the attention of all those who may be unfortunately interested in such a subject. Should the system it advocates fail of the full and complete success aimed at, the fatal termination that now so often-may it not be said almost invariably ?-distinguishes consumptive cases, will surely be held sufficient ground for the endeavour to avail oneself of every possible expedient which enlarged experience offers to notice, or which medical skill, excited by the failure of old and long-tried systems, may strive to discover in new."-Sept. 30th, 1815.
LIVERPOOL CHRONICLE.—“But very few years since medical science was a sealed book’ to all but its professors, by whom it was as jealously guarded from the public eye as were the mystic secrets of the Egyptian priesthood from the priest-ridden people. In place of these we have now intelligent and persevering men, gaining medical knowledge, and as eagerly diffusing it among those who trust their lives in their hands ; claiming only the superiority which is acquired by exclusive attention and constant practice: and this enlightened policy is fully repaid by the increased confidence which the public place upon really talented
Of this class is the author of the work before us, a work written with the best feeling which should actuate a medical man, a sincere desire to alleviate the miseries of his fellow-creatures, second only to exertions for his own honourable maintenance. The very clear exposition of the symptoms of incipient consumption, the steps necessary to resist its insidious encroachments, and the very powerful though much neglected remedies suggested for resisting it, altogether contained in this interesting treatise, render it a most desirable acquisition to every person or family in whom there is any hereditary tendency to phthisis.”—Sept. 13th, 1845.
BRIGHTON GUARDIAN.-“This is a most valuable contribution to the medical literature of this country, and reflects much credit upon the author.” -Sept. 10th, 1845.
HAMPSHIRE TELEGRAPH.-" The graphic description in this able book, and the treatment pointed out, at once ingenious and natural, together with the proofs adduced of its efficacy and success, induce us to hope that the philanthropic labours of its author may be duly appreciated, and produce those satisfactory results which it seems to us reasonable to anticipate."--Nov. 1st, 1845.
READING MERCURY.—“This work is entitled not only to general attention, but also to the particular regard of the medical profession, as well as that of the suffering community.”-Sept. 27th, 1845.
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EXETER GAZETTE.— “ The great importance of the question to the many who suffer in various degrees from these distressing complaints will, no doubt, create for this interesting and able work a great degree of interest, which the high and well-earned reputation of the author will tend much to enhance."-Sept. 27th, 1815.
HERTFORD MERCURY.-“It would be absurd to deny the fact that diseases of the lungs and heart have been amongst the chief difficulties of the faculty; and comparatively few have been able to give the subject adequate attention, or to make the experiments necessary to enable them to discover anything in the shape of a cure. Too long have they been in the habit of regarding this class of diseases as beyond the reach of medical art; and many a patient has sunk slowly and silently into the grave who might have been saved by greater skill and knowledge.
The cases appended to this volume clearly show that some of the author's patients, who were, under his care, restored to perfect health, would, but for their fortunate application to him, have been allowed to perish from what was mistakingly considered an incurable disease.
We have no doubt that the book will be extensively read, and that it will be the means of saving many a home from the desolation of having its fairest and frailest inmate death-stricken in the bloom of youth and beauty.”—Jan. 23rd, 1847.
ESSEX STANDARD.-" The treatment is evidently based upon very sound principles.”—Feb. 20th, 1847.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY HERALD.—“Dr. Maddock does not pretend to be amongst those who would say that no case of consumption is incurable; but he raises up in the mind of the reader, by fair means, the conviction that the number of those who are annually carried off by that fearful disease may be very sensibly diminished. We think that no one can rise from its perusal without being satisfied that it is the work of a practical and experienced man ; and that it ought, for the sake of those who suffer from consumption, asthma, or bronchitis, to be brought into extensive circulation. It is, in the strictest sense of the term, a valuable work.”—Nov. 7th, 1846.
TAUNTON COURIER.—“The reputation of Dr. Maddock, standing high as it does among the faculty, will experience no slight access of honour among his professional brethren from the very lucid views he has disclosed, in connection with a train of valuable facts adduced in their corroboration ; and the public generally will peruse, with convinced judgment and grateful approbation, one of the best expositions of the mode of baffling a mischievous, but certainly not in many cases a cureless malady, which has hitherto appeared.” — Feb. 4th, 1846.
BATH JOURNAL.-" The work has the character of disinterested integrity in every page.
The remedies suggested may be tried with the greatest ease, safety, and benefit. We feel pretty sure that none so afflicted will read the book without being induced to make the trial.”— Oct. 10th, 1846.
MAIDSTONE JOURNAL.-" It is perfectly evident that the author is a man of much practical experience and ability ; his arguments are very reasonable, and his proofs, in the shape of cases, give them weight and authority.”—March 31st, 1847.
NOTTINGHAM REVIEW.—“We believe in the efficacy of the plan laid down, inasmuch as we have known several persons most materially relieved by it who exhibited all the symptoms of consumption.”—Feb. 27th, 1846. SHEFFIELD IRIS.—“A most interesting and convincing work.
We fully believe, with the author, that the greatest possible mischief often arises from drenching the stomach with remedies, when the lungs only are diseased. Inhalation is the only safe mode of treatment in these cases.”—Nov. 12th, 1846.
WESTONIAN MERCURY. — “In his praiseworthy labours Dr. Maddock claims the aid of all, and ours we cheerfully accord him, hoping his work may go far to shake down the prejudices of medical men, and by convincing arguments pave for the introduction of large improvements in the mode of curing, and checking the inroads of, these diseases.” — Oct. 16th, 1847.
DORSET COUNTY CHRONICLE.—“ The perusal of this interesting volume has convinced us that, however we have been accustomed to consider consumption as incurable, yet if, under skilful advice and superintendence, the author's treat
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ment be adopted before the disease has made too great inroads on the constitution, that it may be arrested in its course, and its victims-often the fairest and brightest portion of our population—be spared to be the ornaments of society." — Sept. 10th, 1846.
NOTTINGHAM MERCURY.—“Dr. Maddock has deserved well of his country and human nature in general for the attention he has bestowed on this important subject, and the mass of evidence he has brought together in its favour in the volume now before us. A more than ordinarily attentive perusal of this work enables us to recommend it with the greatest confidence to our readers. To many families it will prove, we are convinced, an inappreciable boon.”— Sept. 24th, 1847.
KENTISH INDEPENDENT._“Inhalation, as a means of staying the ravages of that fearful malady which too often cuts off the fairest and best of the familywhich seems, as though with a demoniac choice, to seize upon the most beautiful flowers—which has been characterized in continental countries as the death of the electis, we believe, beginning to be accepted by the profession ; but medical men are, as a rule, fearful of and averse to innovation ; they have long considered consumption as incurable, and that belief has, perhaps, filled many a too-early dug grave. They require Pelion to be piled upon Ossa in the way of proof. As in other cases, a little pressure from without' is sure to be useful, and therefore we wish this work to be extensively read. Dr. Maddock deserves all credit for the moral courage with which he has bearded the lion of prejudice in his den, and for the good feeling and talent with which he has urged his system upon public notice ; and we hope that he will publish case on case, meeting incredulity, which is never convinced by argument, with sledge-hammer blows in the shape of facts, until the triumph of true science shall be complete.”—June 19th, 1847.
WEEKLY LONDON NEWSPAPER.—“A variety of interesting cases appended to this treatise, which has now reached the second edition, incontrovertibly showing the efficacy of the practice adopted by the author; and, being a gentleman of some years' standing in the profession, and of high attainments and personal respectability, these instances of the successful results of his valuable and judicious treatment are well worthy of serious consideration by all persons interested in this particular class of diseases.”—. Feb. 2nd, 1845.
CAMBRIDGE ADVERTISER.-" It stands to reason that diseases which are induced by the inhaling of a noxious atmosphere--diseases of the breathing organs
can only be effectually removed by medicated inhalations of a remedial character. This truth is clearly propounded and triumphantly argued in Dr. Maddock's work, which breathes no empiricisms, but discusses the whole subject in a logical and philosophical manner, illustrating it with cases.”—Oct. 6th, 1847.
BATH HERALD.-“We can with great confidence recommend the work to our readers ; its style is made sufficiently familiar to bring it entirely within the scope of the non-professional. Our medical friends will find the work of no small value to them, as indicating a mode of treatment which, with the blessing of Provi. dence, may be the means of removing a stain from our system of medicine, and of banishing the dogma consumption incurable’ to the region occupied by exploded vulgar errors."-Oct. 9th, 1847.
BIRMINGHAM MERCURY.-"We do not wonder at such a work as this speedily attaining its fourth edition, and it is destined, in our opinion, to go through several more.”—Nov. 19th, 1853.
BRISTOL MERCURY.—“We observe that the author does not set up inhalation as an invariable specific, but is content with mere philosophically asserting its ascertained value as a remedial agent, the employment of which may often be attended with complete success or partial advantage. Dr. Maddock writes clearly, his volume being calculated to be alike useful to the professional, and intelligible to the general reader.”—Nov. 1st, 1851.
BEDFORD TIMES.—." There seems a disinclination on the part of many to adopt any other than the drenching system to cure all diseases; but it appears to us so very rational that a remedy by inhalation must be more rapid in its effects -more easy of application--and less liable to affect other parts of the system. With this view we may be excused for urging those who feel an interest in the